nerd rush // my thoughts on the new lex luthor


So, apparently WB announced the actor cast as Lex Luthor for teh new Batman vs Superman movie.

I hold a firm belief that the conversation prior to this decision went a little something like this:

“Who should we get as Luthor?”
“Oooh what about Bryan Cranston?”
“Who?”
“You know.. Heisenberg! Like in Breaking Bad. Y’know.. Jesse & Heisenberg?”
“Ohhhhh YEAH!” [feigns understanding]

3 days later, this happens:
Meet your new Lex Luthor: Jesse Eisenberg
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Oh, and Jeremy Irons is Alfred.
A lot of fans have declared for or against the casting for each major role in this film so far… but I for one will make my decision only when I’ve seen the movie.  ‘Til then, I’ll just huddle in my room with my laptop and devour popcorn while Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly make my geek ears tickle.
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nerd rush // post mortem: assassin’s creed


assassin’s creed 3: nothing is true. everything is permitted… even having an assassin character that you don’t find even remotely cool

Disclaimer: I’d warn you about spoilers ahead, but if you haven’t played this series by now, there’s something wrong with your life.  Check out the youtube videos if you’d like to catch up on the plot.

Due to the onslaught of work, school, then work and a giant move east, I started in on the Assassin’s Creed bandwagon rather late.

Sure, my Faux Bro Don kept bugging me to play this masterpiece of a game, but I simply had bigger, uglier fish to fry.  However, once I had comfortably settled into my new city and (after mixed success) retired from the Toronto dating scene, you can bet the first thing I did with my spare time was tackle Ubisoft’s favourite franchise on my PS3.

I would not regret it.  Except 3. Screw 3.

the majority of these characters are cool, but let’s showcase the crap one!

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nerd rush // legendary


september 24th – isle of quel’danas

Grudgingly, I accepted the invitation from an old paladin I hadn’t seen in weeks.  I would help him with his silly retro dungeon run.  I would venture into the instance for the first time on a retail server.  I would scoff at the infinitesimal probability that I, Elethir, would be able to loot this legendary bow from two expansions ago.  Then, as has happened unnaturally frequently over the course of six years, the rollhaxx gods smiled upon me.

my hunter is now officially legendary

miscribbles: yvr


the smell of YVR
is the same as ever
smoky, stale and rain-drenched
i have said a million
good-byes breathing that air
thankfully, each lungful
numbs my insides some
’til i can say good-bye
without batting an eye
without fighting back tears
without struggling for words
that must last ’til next time

– random scribbling in my notebook, september 25th, 2011 –

nerd rush // check for vitals: random games


So, I know I promised stories about Nate’s visit, but alas – I’ve lied again.  With Linux class, game trials, introducing my roommate to the genius of Ronald D Moore’s reimagining of Battlestar Galactica and three (that’s right) three neurotic cats in the apartment, what’s a nerd girl to do?

Why, shirk her responsibilities as a writer and get wired on coffee, of course. Oh, and paint her nails. Repeatedly.

As I’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything exceptionally nerdy in a while, I figured I’d give all (possibly two) of my readers (you know who you are) a quick rundown of the game demos I’ve been nomming on over the past week or so. Bear in mind that most of these can be nabbed off of the Steam client or are offered in glorious downloadable format from their respective official sites. Join me after the jump for my half-assed, jumbled-together-at-one-in-the-morning review of some simply stellar games. Feel free to “ooh” and “ahh” at my handiwork as well. Bahah. Handiwork. Oh, man. I’m no better than the writers of Relic Hunter now.

my n00bish attempts at a french manicure. it’s okay. you don’t have to like it.

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